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WORK FOR WOLVERHAMPTON YOUTH ZONE

As a brand new charity in The Way Youth Zone offers a chance to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of young people. If you have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be part of this exciting work coupled with the skills that our vacancy roles require, please apply today.

Employees can also take advantage of our Employee Benefit Scheme including;

*Discounted City Centre Parking Permits, childcare vouchers, fantastic employee discount scheme including money off supermarket shopping, online shopping, days out and many more. Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support.

How to Apply – please take the time to read about the role and closely match your application information to the person specification. Download an Application Form with the Job Role and send the completed form to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org.

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Opportunities

Holiday Club Worker

Holiday Club Worker

Job title: Holiday Club Worker Hours: Minimum 6 hours per week (in holiday times)
Salary: £7.50-£8.50 per hour Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff,  and wider community
Reporting to: Junior Youth Lead Holidays: Pro rata
The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Closing date:

Interview date/s:

Ongoing

TBC

The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone opened in January 2016. Attracting young people from across the City and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone provides positive activities and practical support, and is open seven nights a week, at weekends and school holidays.  The two-storey building has a dedicated sports hall, a climbing wall, gym, and dance, performing arts and music spaces, together with a café, outdoor 4-g multi-games pitch as well as enterprise and employability areas.

The Role

The Way Youth Zone provides young people with over 20 positive activities a night, from sport to art all within a supportive and safe environment for young people. As part of the Holiday Club team you play a key role in delivering an exciting activity programme to children and young people that will challenge, stimulate and provide new opportunities within the Youth Zone.

To utilise youth work activities and targeted projects to support and encourage young people to express themselves, explore issues and to facilitate personal development.

The Person

A role model for young people, presenting a positive and energetic “can do” attitude whilst taking personal responsibility for own actions and committing to a culture of continuous improvement.

Employee Benefits

Discounted City Centre Parking Permits, childcare vouchers, fantastic employee discount scheme including money off supermarket shopping, online shopping, days out and many more. Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support.

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Application Process

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: cory.timmins@thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290.

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Multi Sports Coach

Multi Sports Coach

Job title: Multi Sports Coach Hours: Evening and weekend hours available
Salary Up to £8 per hour Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff, young people, parents and local partners
Reporting to: Sports Coordinator Holidays: Pro rata
The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Closing date:

Interview date/s:

Ongoing

TBC

The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone opened in January 2016. Attracting young people from across the City and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone provides positive activities and practical support, and is open seven nights a week, at weekends and school holidays.  The two-storey building has a dedicated sports hall, a climbing wall, gym, and dance, performing arts and music spaces, together with a café, outdoor 4-g multi-games pitch as well as enterprise and employability areas.

The Role

The Way Youth Zone provides young people with over 20 positive activities a night, from sport to art all within a supportive and safe environment for young people. As part of the sports team you play a key role in delivering an exciting sports based activity programme to children and young people that will challenge, stimulate and provide new opportunities within the Youth Zone.  You will teach and lead the fundamentals of a single sport or range of sports activities to young people which develops skills and fitness levels.

The Person

Due to the wide range of activities and facilities at The Way, we are looking for an energetic and passionate individual to deliver sports sessions to our young people. The ideal candidate will have a passion for coaching and have a general understanding of a variety of different sports. An ability to create strong, effective working relationships will be vital as well as an excellent manner with the children and young people. In addition, the capability to organise your time effectively and prioritise your workload is essential.

Employee Benefits

Discounted City Centre Parking Permits, childcare vouchers, fantastic employee discount scheme including money off supermarket shopping, online shopping, days out and many more. Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support.

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Application Process

Registered Charity No: 1151247

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: cory.timmins@thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290.

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Football Coach

Football Coach

Job title: Football Coach Hours: Evening and weekend hours available
Salary Up to £8 per hour Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff, young people, parents and local partners
Reporting to: Sports Coordinator Holidays: Pro rata
The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Closing date:

Interview date/s:

Ongoing

TBC

The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone opened in January 2016. Attracting young people from across the City and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone provides positive activities and practical support, and is open seven nights a week, at weekends and school holidays.  The two-storey building has a dedicated sports hall, a climbing wall, gym, and dance, performing arts and music spaces, together with a café, outdoor 4-g multi-games pitch as well as enterprise and employability areas.

The Role

To deliver a range of exciting activity programmes to children and young people, that will challenge, stimulate, and provide new opportunities, in line with the sports activity programme within the Youth Zone. You will teach and lead the fundamentals of a single sport or range of sport activities to young people which develop skills and fitness levels.

The Person

Due to the wide range of activities and facilities at The Way, we are looking for a qualified football coach to work on our MUGA (multi-use games area). The candidate will be able to deliver fun, safe and challenging football sessions for all young people. The ideal candidate will have a passion for coaching and have a general understanding of a variety of different sports. An ability to socialise and create strong working relationships will be vital as well as an excellent manner with the children and young people. In addition, the capability to organise your time effectively and prioritise your workload is essential.

Employee Benefits

Discounted City Centre Parking Permits, childcare vouchers, fantastic employee discount scheme including money off supermarket shopping, online shopping, days out and many more. Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support.

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Application Process

Registered Charity No: 1151247

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: cory.timmins@thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290.

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics Coach

Job title: Gymnastics Coach Hours: Minimum of 6 hours per week
Salary Negotiable Dependant Upon Experience  Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff, young people, parents and local partners
Reporting to: Sports Coordinator Holidays: Pro rata
The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Closing date:

Interview date/s:

2nd November 2018

15th November 2018

The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone opened in January 2016. Attracting young people from across the City and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone provides positive activities and practical support, and is open seven nights a week, at weekends and school holidays.  The two-storey building has a dedicated sports hall, a climbing wall, gym, and dance, performing arts and music spaces, together with a café, outdoor 4-g multi-games pitch as well as enterprise and employability areas.

The Role

The role of Gymnastics Coach is to deliver fun, structured gymnastics sessions for groups of children aged between 8 and 19 years old (up to age 25yrs with a disability) and ensure the welfare and safety of the children in the Youth Zone is maintained at all times.

Between gymnastics duties, you will have the opportunity to be part of our Sports team delivering outstanding and structured sport activities to groups of children and young people, with an emphasis being on participation, structure, care and development.

As well as leading gymnastics sessions, staff will contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional, and social care offered by The Way Youth Zone.

Employee Benefits

Discounted City Centre Parking Permits, childcare vouchers, fantastic employee discount scheme including money off supermarket shopping, online shopping, days out and many more. Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support.

DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTION

Application Process

Registered Charity No: 1151247

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: cory.timmins@thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290.

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Outreach Supervisor

Outreach Supervisor

Job title: Outreach Supervisor Hours: 40 hours per week – flexible working needed including evenings and weekends c.25 hours working in the community delivering and 15 hours administrating the project and managing the team. 
Salary Up to £18,000 Key Relationships: Youth Zone staff, young people, parents and local partners
Reporting to: Senior Youth Work Lead Holidays: 33 days (including bank holidays which must be booked and are an automatic entitlement).
The Way Youth Zone, School Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR
Closing date:

Interview date/s:

5th November 2018

14th November 2018

Contract: Fixed term until July 2020

The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone opened in January 2016. Attracting young people from across the City and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone provides positive activities and practical support, and is open seven nights a week, at weekends and school holidays.  The two-storey building has a dedicated sports hall, a climbing wall, gym, and dance, performing arts and music spaces, together with a café, outdoor 4-g multi-games pitch as well as enterprise and employability areas.

The Role

The Way Youth Zone has been successful in securing additional funds to support our outreach activities across Wolverhampton. We are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced practitioner to lead this area of our work and manage a team of dedicated part time youth workers.

The Person

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is able to design and deliver an effective targeted (geographically and thematically specific) and universal (city wide) outreach programme that successfully engages young people to become members of WYZ. See job description for more details.

Employee Benefits

Discounted City Centre Parking Permits, childcare vouchers, fantastic employee discount scheme including money off supermarket shopping, online shopping, days out and many more. Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support.

DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTION

Application Process

Registered Charity No: 1151247

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

Please complete an application form and email to recruitment@thewayyouthzone.org, together with a one page covering letter (max 500 words) setting out your reasons for applying for this position.  In addition, please provide the following information:

  1. Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  2. If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  3. If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We encourage candidates to visit us during our open access times (5pm – 10pm). If you would like to arrange a visit please contact: cory.timmins@thewayyouthzone.org Tel: 01902 328290.

The Way Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

MENTORING

Volunteer Mentor

Job Title:

Volunteer Mentor

Reporting to:

Billie James

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

Help make a difference in the lives of young people in Wolverhampton.

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Administration and Customer service Volunteer

Administration and Customer service Volunteer

Job Title:

Administration and Customer service Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

Our story began back in 2012 when Wolverhampton City Council in partnership with local business people saw the Onside Youth Zone model in other towns and cities and as a result wanted to give the young people of Wolverhampton access to a Youth Zone, and the benefits it can bring for the whole community. Championed by successful entrepreneur, Steve Morgan OBE and with additional backing from the Morgan Foundation, The Queen’s Trust and St James’s Place Foundation, this once-in-a-lifetime project is now set to become a reality for the city’s young people from early 2016.

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Arts Club Volunteer

Arts Club Volunteer

Job Title:

Arts Club Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

Our story began back in 2012 when Wolverhampton City Council in partnership with local business people saw the Onside Youth Zone model in other towns and cities and as a result wanted to give the young people of Wolverhampton access to a Youth Zone, and the benefits it can bring for the whole community. Championed by successful entrepreneur, Steve Morgan OBE and with additional backing from the Morgan Foundation, The Queen’s Trust and St James’s Place Foundation, this once-in-a-lifetime project is now set to become a reality for the city’s young people from early 2016.

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Volunteer Catering Assistant

Volunteer Catering Assistant

Job Title:

Volunteer Catering Assistant

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

This role is specialised, so a keen interest in catering is required with previous experience advantageous. Good customer service skills and a keen willingness to learn with the ability to multitask.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Enterprise Project Volunteer

Enterprise Project Volunteer

Job Title:

Enterprise Project Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial with a lively can do attitude. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers.

You need to be open minded, creative in your thinking and happy to get involved in all activities.

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Finance Volunteer

Finance Volunteer

Job Title:

Finance Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

The most important thing for this role is a positive attitude and cheerful personality. You also need to be confident and outgoing, to believe in children and young people’s abilities, and be inspiring and enthusiastic.  It would also be advantageous if you had previous experience within this role.

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Football Coach Volunteer

Football Coach Volunteer

Job Title:

Football Coach Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

You should have a level one coaching qualification as a minimum alongside the FA youth modules. At the very least there must be a commitment to working towards these qualifications.

Ideally you will hold a level two coaching qualification or be working towards this.

Previous experience coaching within a large and successful grassroots football club also.

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Inclusion Volunteer

Inclusion Volunteer – Supporting Young People with Disabilities or Learning Difficulties

Job Title:

Inclusion Volunteer – Supporting Young People with Disabilities or Learning Difficulties

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

For this role you must have a passion for working with children and young people. You must have patience and an understanding of young people with additional needs.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Youth Workers – Junior Club

Youth Workers – Junior Club

Job Title:

Youth Workers – Junior Club

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Tuesdays & Thursday evenings, Saturday & Sunday daytime.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial with a lively can do attitude. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers, and be able to coach within a technical syllabus. You also need to be enthusiastic, committed and ready to build your team, and take them to the next level.

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Outward bounds and residential volunteer

Outward bounds and residential volunteer

Job Title:

Outward bounds and residential volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun day/evenings.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers, and be able to coach within a technical syllabus. You also need to be enthusiastic, committed and ready to build your team, and take them to the next level.

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Youth Workers – activity and recreation

Youth Workers – activity and recreation

Job Title:

Youth Workers – activity and recreation

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Youth Workers – Senior Club

Youth Workers – Senior Club

Job Title:

Youth Workers – Senior Club

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun evenings.

For this role, good communication skills are so crucial. You need to have the ability to develop positive working relationships with young people and fellow workers, and be able to coach within a technical syllabus. You also need to be enthusiastic, committed and ready to build your team, and take them to the next level.

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Sports Club Volunteer

Sports Club Volunteer

Job Title:

Sports Club Volunteer

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun day/evenings.

This can be a very challenging role, where you will be working with children and young people who may be going through some tough times. You need to have the confidence and resilience to understand their needs and build positive relations, gain trust, listen and engage with them. You need a genuine passion for working with young people and be able to plan and adapt everything you do.

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Volunteer Mini bus driver

Volunteer Mini bus driver

Job Title:

Volunteer Mini bus driver

Reporting to:

Andrew Walker

Location:

The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NR

Hours: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday – daytime and evening

All drivers will need to be over the age of 21. Hold a driving licence for over 2 years. The driving licence must have been taken before the 1st January 1997 to automatically allow you to drive the mini bus. Maximum 6 points on the licence.

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HOW TO REACH US

How to find us in Wolverhampton

By train: We’re about 10 minutes walk from Wolverhampton railway station. Here’s a lovely map.

By bus: The Way Youth Zone is about 10 minutes walk from Wolverhampton bus station or you could hop on the 2, 25, 63, 225 or 226 buses (they drop you off right by us).

By car: Just pop “School St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 0NR” into your sat nav/phone/whatever you use.

  • Kerryann

    WHY THE WAY

    "“It has been amazing to see my daughter out grow her fears and get involved more with other children of all ages and disabilities. I am, as she is, so pleased that Wolverhampton has a place where all children can be themselves and do activities that they enjoy…”"

    Kerryann Michaels, Mum

  • Lisa on Facebook

    WHY THE WAY

    "“Had a fab evening at The Way, Wolverhamptons new youth zone. Great facilities. Lovely staff. Signed both the boys up as members and have had to drag them both away after 3 hours even though none of us have been home for tea yet!”"

    Lisa Kingsley, Facebook Review

  • Alison on Facebook

    WHY THE WAY

    "Absolutely fantastic place. I used to love my youth club days (many years ago!) And never thought my three girls would get the opportunity to experience anything like it. The facilities are amazing, as are the youth workers and volunteers, you all do a brilliant job!"

    Alison on Facebook

  • Darren on Facebook

    WHY THE WAY

    "Fantastic activities and even better staff and volunteers. My daughters, nieces and all their friends love the place - so fortunate to have such a high quality facility in the City"

    Darren on Facebook

  • Samantha on Facebook

    WHY THE WAY

    "Lots of awesome activities for the kids wearing mine out like a treat. A safe pace to meet friends and hang out in with state of the art facilities."

    Samantha on Facebook

  • Richard on Google

    WHY THE WAY

    "Great new centre for youngsters to hang out and have some fun. Football, pool tables, boxing, gym, hair and beauty, sports hall and café and more!"

    Richard on Google Reviews